Sunday, March 21, 2010

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Grace loves to watch the wolves that gather around her house. She feels a connection them that other people can't understand. She was attacked by wolves once when she was little, but remained unhurt. Could one of them have been protecting her? The one with the yellow eyes that watch her? When a local boy is attacked and killed by wolves the town decides that the wolves need to be stopped...permanently. But what will that mean for Grace, and for Sam - that yellow-eyed wolf who is not always a wolf after all...

It's inevitable that Shiver is often talked about in terms of Twilight; when considering supernatural books for teens, we're in a post-Twilight world, with all that that means. I liked Grace a lot more than I liked Bella, although she really has a lot more in common with Clare Abshire from The Time Traveler's Wife than Bella (a childhood encounter, dealing with loving someone who has some kind of physical anomaly, waiting around in the 'real world' for the one you love to return to you). But getting back to Shiver. The internal logic of the bookwas sound, and some questions that stuck in my mind (such as why didn't the wolves just go somewhere warm?) did get answered, and I can't pretend that I wasn't anxiously awaiting the ending to find out how it was all going to end (or 'end,' as a sequel is going to be released later this year). Definitely worth checking out, as is Maggie Stiefvater's website.

Find it at IndieBound.

Read it with:
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Into the Wild Nerd Yonder by Julie Halpern

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